Sheltie Triangle

  • Sheltie Triangle
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Sheltie Triangle

Description

This simple, everyday triangle in three sizes (doll, petite, tall) is distinguished by the fluid drama of its wavy hem, worked in a random mix of natural colors, determined by the knitter. The hem lace is a variation of the feather and fan motif, seen in traditional Scottish hap shawls. This design is a tribute to those timeless beauties, now worked in a modern one-piece construction. Because the hap was a workaday garment, this version is named for the Shetland sheepdog, which also sports a coat of dramatic shading in brown, gray, and white.

Also pictured: Apples in Clover Tam
Matching Motif: Sheltie Square

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.   

Suggested Yarns: Better Breakfast FingeringStone Soup Fingering, Bare Naked Wools Shetlandia, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, Karen Noe Design Shetland Wool, Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo, Harrisville Designs New England Shetland, Morehouse Farm Merino 2-strand Sport, Snaeldan Nappað tógv 2tr, or any light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge

Finished Size: 
9(22, 31) inches long at center back and 23(56, 75) inches wide across top edge

Yarn Requirements: 
approximately 30(250, 400) yards MC; 25(150, 275) yards CC; 25(75, 125) yards AC

Gauge: 
21 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (unblocked)

Needles: 
size 6US (4.0 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge